Parents struggle with how Air Force treated son’s remains

November 13, 2011

A mother and father deal with how their son’s body was treated at Dover Air Force Base. Their son, Sgt. Daniel M. Angus, 28, married and daddy to a little girl, had been blown apart by a bomb in Afghanistan.

According to the Washington Post, the Dover Air Force Base mortuary kept a painful secret from Angus’ parents: Before the funeral, while embalmers were preparing what was left of Angus’s shattered body at the Dover Air Force Base mortuary, they had trouble fitting him into a dress uniform. The heat of the explosion had fused his upper left arm bone at an awkward angle. Without asking his parents’ permission, the embalmers sawed it off, pinning a sleeve over the stump.

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